What Would Newton Do?
- Newton's Gold: A Quarrell over Quality. Fleming, Stuart // Archaeology;Mar/Apr84, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p62
Explains that Sir Isaac Newton was in charge of the Royal Mint in London, England where he exercised his interest in metals and alloys, particularly in the metallurgy of gold. Clash with the Pyx Jury over gold coinage; 22-carat alloy with 916.6 parts per thousand of gold; Trial plate prepared...
- Philatelic Fun Facts:. Cartier, Ray E. // Mekeel's & Stamps Magazine;7/21/2006, Vol. 199 Issue 3, p26
Presents information on Isaac Newton, an English mathematician and natural philosopher. Details of how he discovered the universal law of gravitation; Contributions to mathematics and astronomy; Role in reforming the English coinage system.
- From alchemy to gravity. Johnson, Julie // New Scientist;9/5/92, Vol. 135 Issue 1837, p11
Reports on Piyo Rattansi's beliefs that Isaac Newton's interest in alchemy was crucial to the development of his law of gravitation. Criticism of Newton by biographers from the 18th century onwards; How he used alchemy.
- Alchemy of matter and of mind. Gregory, R.L. // Nature;11/30/1989, Vol. 342 Issue 6249, p471
Presents a commentary on scientist Isaac Newton's fascination with alchemy. Interest in the transmutations of base metals into gold; No published findings on alchemy; Interest in the mind; Historical information on the occult.
- Nature, and nature's laws lay hid in night. God said, Let Newton be! and all was light. Garrett, W. // Magazine Antiques;Sep90, Vol. 138 Issue 3, p494
Editorial. Discusses the influence Newton had on the science of rational mechanics. Americans that were influenced by his ideas; Their thoughts.
- Newton helped Halley. // Sky & Telescope;Mar86, Vol. 71 Issue 3, p230
His great `Principia' and the invention of calculus behind him, Isaac Newton had apparently tired of science in 1696 when he became Warden of the Mint. But his mathematics and tutelage helped Edmond Halley prove the periodic nature of the comet named for him.
- Retrospective on Newton's `principia mathematica'. Christianson, G. // Sky & Telescope;Jul87, Vol. 74 Issue 1, p18
An historical look at the events leading up to the writing & publication of Isaac Newton's `Principia Mathematica' in 1687. Details roles of Edmond Halley, astronomer, Robert Hooke, natural philosopher, and Christopher Wren, architect.
- On the shoulders of giants. Gribbin, John // New Scientist;2/13/93, Vol. 137 Issue 1860, p48
Investigates the dispute Isaac Newton had with criticism from Robert Hooke over Newton's papers on light and colors. Newton's education; Newton's inability to cope with criticism; Parts of Newton's letter to Hooke and interpretation of the intended meaning.
- READ MORE. // Isaac Newton & the Laws of Motion;2007, p31
The article lists several books related to physics and Isaac Newton's laws of motion including "Forces and Motion: From Push to Shove," by Christopher Cooper, "Forces and Motion," by Kelly Milner Halls, and "Isaac Newton," by Kathleen Krull.